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The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica 

The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica
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The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica
Author(s):

Eleni Maratos

and David Bell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0012
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date: 23 August 2019

Surgery is effective for sciatic pain due to nerve root compression

Surgery is effective for non specific back pain for those not responding to maximal non-surgical therapy

Intensive cognitive and physical therapy may provide an equally effective alternative but is limited in its availability....

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